Lazy

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29-year-old aspiring photographer who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at the age of 15. She takes photos as a form of therapy. Liz struggled with self harm until the age of 20, which was the same time she got into a hobby of collecting dolls. She graduated college recently... Continue Reading →

Somebody That I Used to Know

Photo taken by  Christina, who has experienced terrible anxiety, often due to stress and/or insomnia. She also deals with agitation and extreme irritability, and becomes anxious in situations that are uncomfortable to her, like large groups of people. She is 19 years old and has been studying photography throughout her teenage years. About this photo:... Continue Reading →

Urban Rooftops

Photo taken by Clare, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar, among other things. Photography is something she studied in school some years ago, and still enjoys very much. About this photo: "Manhattan means many things to me, and my feelings for it can swing like my moods. It's a place of culture... Continue Reading →

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. I have never felt the depths of depression personally, but I have seen it tear apart the families of those close to me, and I... Continue Reading →

Image I Present & Image I See

Photos taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for many years. More about him here. About this photo: I found this purple thistle growing in my driveway. I was struck by it's beauty and so tried to reflect that image. So often I am presented the glory of nature. Sometimes I see the dark side, but... Continue Reading →

Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression. About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. The depression keeps me down, emotionally and physically, often laying under heavy blankets in darkness barely moving for hours and hours, and then insomnia lifts... Continue Reading →

King of Birds

Photo taken by n23art, a long time depression sufferer. He is from the UK, but had been living in Asia for the last five years. More about him here. Photographed in Prestatyn, Wales, UK. About this photo: I was waiting for a train which has been delayed, so to pass the time I started photographing seagulls. I didn't... Continue Reading →

Fragmented

Photo taken by S. I am a 27 year old woman who has struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager (and truthfully I have probably been depressed longer, albeit I wasn't diagnosed until I was 16.) However, my depression has always come and gone, but this bout feels different. In the last two... Continue Reading →

Stay Away

This is an older piece that I made with an old photo enlarger, my facial profile, and my hands. I don't know what led to me making it, but I know I was suffering from depression at the time. It's hard to tell which way the hands are pushing. Hands coming at me or my... Continue Reading →

Arranged

I shot this photo from a place of depression, and it resonates with those feelings. All of those birds arranged up there, stuck with no space between them, yet infinite space around them. Perched, just moment from potential flight and freedom, but not quite there. To submit your photos to the Broken Light Collective, see submissions or click... Continue Reading →

Depth of a Salesman

Photo taken by Giuliano Saade, from São Paulo, Brasil, who has suffered from severe anxiety and panic attacks. More about him here. I was in the office waiting for some documents and there was a big rain. The place got really empty because of it and this guy was looking at the street with such tired... Continue Reading →

Close But Far Away (Photo Challenge: Through)

Sometimes, many times, I'm present, but I feel like I'm a world apart. Like I am looking at the world through foggy gray glasses of depression. Like life around me is really just a movie on celluloid playing out before me. Seeking photo submissions for the Broken Light Collective. Please submit today.

Displacement

Photo taken by Giuliano Saade: I have had anxiety and panic attacks for the last 8 years of my life and I manage it by trying to live one day at a time (medication helps of course). I'm 42 and I live in São Paulo, Brasil. I work as a film director in advertising and I... Continue Reading →

The Thinker

Photo taken by DeeDee, a bipolar sufferer. Not pensive, but mischievous, somewhat surreal, and much larger than life. I think of Harvey. Is it really there? The film records only truth, so the giant rabbit cannot be a hallucination. This time, anyway. The Thinker on a Rock is in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art in... Continue Reading →

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